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Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues

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For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental ...more
Kindle Edition, 463 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Penguin Books
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Lauren Waters
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found some of the strategies beneficial, and reading this book has made me a more patient parent.
Armandina Machado
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! This book is a guide and comfort for every adult who grew up not coping with their surroundings as well as parents bringing up amazing little people with SPD
Blaire Malkin
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended by our occupational therapist and by the time I finished the introduction I felt so much better, because there were other kids and parents who had gone through the same things. I think this will be a resource to return to as my daughter gets older as it addresses IEPs, adolescence, dealing with schools, etc... for now the early chapters were a great guide for simply understanding a kid with sensory issues.
Aileen Chang-Matus
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am delighted at the release of the revised Raising a Sensory Smart Child! Parent Nancy Peske and clinician Lindsey Biel write with a rare combination of warmth, expertise, and practicality. Every child is an individual. Raising a Sensory Smart Child offers no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all answers, but it does provide a wealth of solutions so that you will be able to test what works best for your child at every turn. Thank you, Nancy and Lindsey, for creating this wonderful, updated ...more
Colleen
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Extremely helpful in explaining what sensory processing is, I was glad to have picked up this book. It helped me to realize a lot of things about sensory issues, which my son had been diagnosed with not long before his third birthday. I loved how it was written in language that was easy to understand, and also included practical tips with some common sensory problems.
Jaci Miller
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Gave great advice and suggestions to everyday issues raising a child on the autism spectrum or with SPD.
M
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it
A lovely, thorough sequence--an introduction to sensory processing for small children, which may help as I look out over the classroom and consider natural adaptations that could benefit the majority of students, regardless of processing promise or issues.

I'm not wholly sure what I was looking for when I dug into this book--if I had a more intimate relationship with someone with an overt sensory processing disorder, I might read a little closer, but I could only find a few elements that would
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Marcelaine
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
While I was reading this book, I kept nodding and saying, "Yes, this is Kevin!" It was such a relief to realize I'm not the only mom dealing with some of these problems. I wasn't able to finish the book before I had to turn it back in at the library, but I learned a lot from the explanations of the seven senses and how kids behave when they aren't processing one or more of the senses normally. This is a book that would be nice to have around to refer to when I'm not sure what's going on. I felt ...more
Amy
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is, by far, the best resource that I've discovered as the parent of a child with sensory needs. I highly recommend it. I knew that it would be stellar as soon as I saw that the forward was written by Temple Grandin. This is the updated version. Be sure to look for the 2009 copyright date. I am so glad that I picked this up from the library. I'll be purchasing my own copy very soon.
Kimberly Shuber
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Helpful information for just starting out

no formal diagnosis yet, but appointments have been made. book helped to convince husband of issue. good resource information as well
Beth
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent resource so far, not just for my kid but me! :)
Derek
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book - helped me understand the condition more thoroughly and many activities to try. It was perhaps a little long, and a few parts seemed redundant, but it's worth a read.
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